Friday, March 17, 2006

Thinking of home in The Met

Photo by Bob
Thinking of the Georgia viaduct, pictured here in front of "Storyteller", the now famous photograph/transparency by Jeff Wall, hanging in The Met where I went today to see the Rauschenbergs (post to come). The photograph is as powerful to me now as it was seeing in the Vancouver Art Gallery some dozen years ago. But why? This time I was struck by how trampled the ground looked. How "ungreen" it is, and grey. How much like an oil painting, how grand the composition, and how familiar those faces are...

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